Wednesday, October 5

Books I Want To Get Around To Reading One Day

The Holy Bible

The Iliad



The History (Either “The Landmark Herodotus” or the 1858 translation of George Rawlinson or the 1998 translation by Robin Waterfield)

The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night


The Divine Comedy

Giovanni Boccaccio
The Decameron

Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince

Baldassare Castiglione
The Book of the Courtier

Benvenuto Cellini

William Shakespeare
The Plays
The Sonnets

Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote

Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales

John Milton
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained

Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels

James Boswell
Life of Johnson

Edward Gibbon
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Oliver Goldsmith
The Vicar of Wakefield

Richard Brinsley
The School of Scandal

Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders
Robinson Crusoe

Henry Fielding
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Laurence Sterne
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

François de La Rochefoucauld

The Misanthrope
Don Juan


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust, Parts One and Two
The Sorrows of Young Werther

Victor Hugo
Les Misérables
Notre-Dame of Paris

On Love
The Charterhouse of Parma

Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary
Sentimental Education

Henrik Ibsen
Peer Gynt
Hedda Gabler

Lord Byron
Don Juan

Sir Walter Scott

Mary Shelley

Charles Dickens
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
David Copperfield
The Adventures of Oliver Twist
A Tale of Two Cities
Hard Times
Nicholas Nickleby
Great Expectations
Our Mutual Friend

Thomas Carlyle
Sartor Resartus

Anthony Trollope
The Barsetshire Novels
The Palliser Novels
Orley Farm
The Way We Live Now

Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre

Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights

William Makepeace Thackeray
The History of Henry Esmond
Book Of Snobs
Barry Lyndon

Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray

George Eliot
The Mill on the Floss

Robert Louis Stevenson
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Black Arrow

Bram Stoker

Aleksandr Pushkin
Eugene Onegin

Nikolay Gogol
Dead Souls

Mikhail Lermontov
A Hero of Our Time

Ivan Turgenev
Fathers and Sons

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Notes from the Underground
Crime and Punishment
The Idiot
The Brothers Karamazov

Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace

Anton Chekhov
The Major Plays

Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass, first edition
Leaves of Grass, third edition

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter

Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams

Louisa May Alcott
Little Women

William Dean Howells
The Rise of Silas Lapham

Stephen Crane
The Red Badge of Courage

Henry James
The Portrait of a Lady

Marcel Proust
Remembrance of Things Past (In Search of Lost Time)

Jean-Paul Sartre
No Exit

Albert Camus
The Stranger
The Plague

George Bernard Shaw

Thomas Hardy
The Return of the Native
Far From the Madding Crowd
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Jude the Obscure

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Conrad
Lord Jim
The Secret Agent
Heart Of Darkness

E. M. Forster
Howard's End
A Passage to India

D. H. Lawrence
Sons and Lovers

Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway
To the Lighthouse
Orlando: A Biography

James Joyce
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Godot
Krapp's Last Game

Graham Greene
The Power and the Glory

Christopher Isherwood
The Berlin Stories

Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook

Flann O'Brien
The Third Policeman

Harold Pinter
The Homecoming

George Orwell
Collected Essays

Franz Kafka
The Trial

Bertolt Brecht
The Threepenny Opera
Mother Courage and Her Children

Thomas Mann
The Magic Mountain
Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man

Günter Grass
The Tin Drum

Boris Pasternak
Doctor Zhivago

V. S. Naipaul
A Bend in the River
A House for Mr. Biswas

Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano

Edith Wharton
Collected Short Stories
The Age of Innocence
The House of Mirth

Willa Cather
My Ántonia

Edgar Lee Masters
Spoon River Anthology

Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie
An American Tragedy

Sherwood Anderson
Winesburg, Ohio
Death in the Woods and Other Stories

Sinclair Lewis

John Dos Passos

Eugene O'Neil
The Iceman Cometh
Long Day's Journey Into Night

William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying
Light in August
Absalom, Absalom!
The Sound and the Fury

John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath

Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Richard Wright
Native Son

Robert Penn Warren
All the King's Men

Paul Bowles
The Sheltering Sky

James Agee
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Saul Bellow
Seize the Day
The Adventures of Augie March

John Cheever
The Stories
Bullet Park

Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man

Truman Capote
In Cold Blood

Carson McCullers
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Flannery O'Connor
Complete Stories

Vladimir Nabokov

Robert Stone
A Flag for Sunrise

David Mamet
American Buffalo